Rancho Santa Fe

Composed of multiple luxury communities.

Welcome to Rancho Santa Fe

Luxurious area with top-tier gated communities and amenities.

Rancho Santa Fe is an upscale area that’s located close to the San Diego area and is made up of a collection of smaller communities, each with its own unique charm. Sub-communities include Del Mar Country Club, Rancho Del Lago, Rancho Santa Fe Farms, Rancho Valencia, Cielo, and The Crosby. While each of these premier neighborhoods has a distinct look and feel, all of them are inviting, private, quiet, and occupied by a diverse group of homeowners. Rancho Santa Fe residents can quickly access highly rated schools, convenient shopping, and a great selection of restaurants.
Rancho Santa Fe real estate is luxurious and ultra-spacious. All neighborhoods offer a marvelous inventory of palatial houses. Exteriors and interiors are designed in Spanish, modern, Tuscan, and other popular architectural styles. Buyers in the market for a 3,000 to 12,000-square-foot home will be impressed by what they find in Rancho Santa Fe.

What to Love

  • Composed of multiple luxury communities
  • Excellent public schools
  • Quiet and private neighborhoods
  • Top-tier amenities

Local Lifestyle

Described as The Beverly Hills of San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe is elegant, sophisticated, and dripping with luxury. Gated mansions with premium features and impeccable design can be found along the winding, semi-rural roads. Because of its secluded location, Rancho Santa Fe feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and the vast majority of the area is exclusively residential. In the center of town, locals can shop and dine at the establishments along Paseo Delicias. 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

While heavily residential, Rancho Santa Fe boasts a wonderful collection of stores, businesses, and restaurants. Commercial areas are gathered in centralized groups, which helps maintain peaceful surroundings.
Want to pamper yourself for the day? Treat yourself to a much-needed self-care session at Rancho Valencia Resort, The Spa at Rancho Valencia, or Stainless Hair Salon. You can continue your day of leisure by shopping at local stores such as Sheridan Boutique, Morgan Run Tennis Shop, The Vegetable Shop at Chino Farm, and Third Bloom floral shop.
Feel like dining out? You can experience a myriad of delicious menu offerings without leaving town. Check out the cuisine at favorites such as Morada Restaurant (outstanding fine dining), Rancho Santa Fe Bistro, Thyme In The Ranch, Dolce, 067 Eatery, Mille Fleur, and Nick & G’s Restaurant.

Things to Do

Get ready to enjoy laid-back days in sunny Southern California. Spending free time is always a delight when you’re a resident of Rancho Santa Fe.
Support local vendors and farmers by shopping at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market, held Sundays from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Here you can purchase locally grown flowers, fresh produce, and artisan goods. 
Fancy a game of golf? Minutes from home, you can reserve your tee time at the Morgan Run Club & Resort, The Farms Golf Club, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, Crosby National Golf Club, and the Del Mar Country Club. Certain clubs have residency requirements for membership, so be sure to check that your chosen neighborhood provides access to your favorite clubs.

Rancho Santa Fe Weather

Rancho Santa Fe weather is amazing year round. The warm season lasts from July to September, and gets around 77°F at its hottest. August is the hottest month, with an average high of 79°F.


Cost of living in Rancho Santa Fe

Cost of living is around 180% higher than the national average. The median house price for Rancho Santa Fe has surpassed $3 Million. Only a little over 10% of homes are selling below $1 million. Similarly, rent prices in Rancho Santa Fe are high, with only 20% choosing to rent over buying their own homes. The median household income is $235,000.


Is Rancho Santa Fe a Nice Place to Live

The Rancho Santa Fe neighborhood is one of the nicest places to live in California. It has some of the best public schools in the country and a very low crime rate, as well. This beautiful residential community is one of the best places to raise a family according to Niche


Rancho Santa Fe has a reputation for its top-tier public schools. In the immediate area, there are fabulous options for kindergarten through 8th grade.

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